Tri-Star International Recalls Children’s Toys Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Ball Rattles, Wrist Rattles, Wind-Up Toys

Units: About 2,000

Importer: Tri-Star International Inc., of Newark, Calif.

Hazard: These toys contain small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves three different types of toys.

  • The ball rattle is a multi-colored, 3-inch ball with oval openings and a small hexagon opening at each end.
  • The wrist rattle toy is a white plastic wristband toy with six multi-colored balls with small bells inside.
  • The wind-up toy is a 7.5-inch pink giraffe with yellow legs and a green wind-up knob below the tail of the giraffe.

    Sold at: Dollar stores in California from January 2005 through May 2007 for about $1.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these toys away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

    Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Tri-Star at (510) 856-8785 anytime or CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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